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New realities?
From silent sufferers to go-getters, heroines have come a long way. But do they portray the 21st century woman, wonders a leading filmmaker.


Patriarchal equations
The portrayal of women in cinema and the reality are, often, miles apart.
Interview


FACE TO FACE
Magic of subversion
Suniti Namjoshi on her feminist literature, children’s books and poetry.

Mark of an actor
After Kottakal Sivaraman, Margi Vijayakumar is probably the best actor to don female roles in Kathakali.

A coming-of-age book
Nikita Lalwani on how her first book Gifted happened.


Theatre

Rediscovering Shakespeare
Trashed in his own country where his plays have been removed from the school curriculum, Shakespeare still lives on in cities across the globe.


Travel


FOOTLOOSE
Sands of time
Time unspools at its own pace in the desert city of Jaisalmer.


TIME OUT
Mad about Macau
Laidback and quiet, Macau offers an invigorating mix of Portuguese and Chinese cultures.


Cinema

A leap of faith
“Taare Zameen Par’s” brilliance had as much to do with the creative duo of Deepa Bhatia and Amole Gupte as with the child on whom it rides.


TRIBUTE
Hollywood’s dark knight
Heath Ledger, who died recently, was fascinated by the gothic and the darkly romantic.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The meanings of martyrdom

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Taking wings

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Succour and sanctimony in the snow

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Flavours of the past



Lifestyle


VIGNETTES
From Sir, with love
The Museum of National History in Golaghat, Assam, is the result of one man’s passion to give something memorable to the children of his village.


URBAN SPACES
The greening of Paris
As Asian cities demonstrate their development through an extensive network of expressways and flyovers, Paris, recipient of the World Sustainable Transportation Award, shows the way forward to making our cities more livable…


Health


EAT SMART
Master healthy eating
How food is related to health and fitness. The second part of the series on Building a Foundation of Success.


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